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Total population: 41,837 (Urban population: 40,513, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 14,710 (13,705 occupied: 6,327 owner occupied, 7,359 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

54%
State:

37%

Housing density: 1,610 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $471,567.

Median contract rent in 2016: $676 (lower quartile is $602, upper quartile is $766)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,052


Median gross rent in Kearny, NJ in 2016: $769

Housing units in Kearny with a mortgage: 4,153 (104 second mortgage, 523 home equity loan, 36 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,153

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $113,538

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $68,385

Median monthly housing costs: $1,366


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Kearny, New Jersey Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $340,588 (it was $166,600 in 2000)
Kearny:

$340,588
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $263,819 - $446,541

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $330,757
Here:

$330,757
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $305,360
Here:

$305,360
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $410,713
Here:

$410,713
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $289,370
Here:

$289,370
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,026
Here:

$302,026
State:

$275,779
Median year house/condo built: 1944

Median year apartment built: 1949

Household type by relationship:

Households: 42,623
  • In family households: 37,418 (5,542 male householders, 4,882 female householders)
    7,167 spouses, 14,266 children (13,739 natural, 45 adopted, 495 stepchildren), 930 grandchildren, 780 brothers or sisters, 1,555 parents, 1,123 other relatives, 1,229 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,032 (1,727 male householders (1,405 living alone)), 1,550 female householders (1,396 living alone)), 751 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,281

Size of family households: 3,123 2-persons, 2,875 3-persons, 2,393 4-persons, 1,298 5-persons, 508 6-persons, 195 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,806 1-person, 400 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 26 4-persons.

5,563 married couples with children.
2,825 single-parent households (578 men, 2,247 women).

36.3% of residents of Kearny speak English at home.
41.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (56% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
18.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 18,427 (43.2%)
(51.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kearny, New Jersey:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1741 bedroom
  • 1,7842 bedrooms
  • 2,9763 bedrooms
  • 8864 bedrooms
  • 4065+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearny, New Jersey:

  • 271no bedroom
  • 1,8381 bedroom
  • 2,8182 bedrooms
  • 2,0123 bedrooms
  • 2274 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Kearny in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 281no vehicle
  • 1,8651 vehicle
  • 2,4762 vehicles
  • 1,0283 vehicles
  • 5314 vehicles
  • 1055+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population

Cars and other vehicles available in Kearny in renter-occupied apartments

  • 1,333no vehicle
  • 3,6561 vehicle
  • 1,9712 vehicles
  • 3433 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 245+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kearny, New Jersey:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1113 rooms
  • 5864 rooms
  • 1,3715 rooms
  • 1,7116 rooms
  • 1,0137 rooms
  • 6028 rooms
  • 8079+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kearny, New Jersey:

  • 2631 room
  • 1242 rooms
  • 1,3653 rooms
  • 1,9084 rooms
  • 2,2825 rooms
  • 9766 rooms
  • 2447 rooms
  • 538 rooms
  • 1389+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Kearny, NJ household income distribution

  • Kearny, NJ household income distribution
  • 744Less than $10,000
  • 315$10,000 to $14,999
  • 547$15,000 to $19,999
  • 527$20,000 to $24,999
  • 495$25,000 to $29,999
  • 484$30,000 to $34,999
  • 664$35,000 to $39,999
  • 778$40,000 to $44,999
  • 698$45,000 to $49,999
  • 1,280$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,365$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,731$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,456$100,000 to $124,999
  • 834$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,172$150,000 to $199,999
  • 512$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kearny, NJ

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kearny, NJ
  • 106Less than $10,000
  • 8$20,000 to $24,999
  • 22$25,000 to $29,999
  • 7$30,000 to $34,999
  • 10$40,000 to $49,999
  • 10$60,000 to $69,999
  • 5$80,000 to $89,999
  • 4$90,000 to $99,999
  • 47$100,000 to $124,999
  • 82$125,000 to $149,999
  • 271$150,000 to $174,999
  • 146$175,000 to $199,999
  • 627$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,077$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,089$300,000 to $399,999
  • 971$400,000 to $499,999
  • 367$500,000 to $749,999
  • 38$750,000 to $999,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kearny, NJ

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kearny, NJ
  • 56$150 to $199
  • 38$200 to $249
  • 15$250 to $299
  • 34$300 to $349
  • 8$350 to $399
  • 25$400 to $449
  • 3$450 to $499
  • 61$500 to $549
  • 72$600 to $649
  • 104$650 to $699
  • 198$700 to $749
  • 249$750 to $799
  • 703$800 to $899
  • 1,371$900 to $999
  • 2,410$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,126$1,250 to $1,499
  • 403$1,500 to $1,999
  • 28$2,000 to $2,499
  • 6$3,000 to $3,499
  • 206No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2,6182010 or later
  • 4,6332000 to 2009
  • 4,2811990 to 1999
  • 4,1921980 to 1989
  • 2,6131970 to 1979
  • 2,293Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Kearny population
Kearny commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 491
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,513
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,882
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,466
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,081
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,062
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,106
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 550
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 986
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,967
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 1,997
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,131
Kearny, NJ Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 35.8%
Number of people working at home: 259 (1.3% of all workers)

Kearny mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 11,984 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,971 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,291 (7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 157 (1%)
  • Railroad: 144 (1%)
  • Taxi: 480 (3%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,033 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 259 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Portuguese: 3,739
 Italian: 1,713
 Brazilian: 1,294
 Polish: 1,231
 Irish: 1,010
 American: 943
 Egyptian: 438
 Scottish: 328
 German: 209
 Moroccan: 149
 Haitian: 95
 European: 87
 Lithuanian: 84
 English: 80
 Ukrainian: 63
 Scotch-Irish: 57
 Jamaican: 56
 West Indian: 40
 Greek: 37
 Palestinian: 37
 Turkish: 36
 British: 31
 Czechoslovakian: 31
 Russian: 30
 African: 29
 Slovak: 25
 Liberian: 25
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 25
 Yugoslavian: 20
 Albanian: 19
 Nigerian: 16
 French (except Basque): 15
 Dutch: 15
 Croatian: 14
 Basque: 12
 Eastern European: 12
 Swedish: 11
 Lebanese: 9
 Romanian: 8
 French Canadian: 7
 British West Indian: 7
 Guyanese: 5
 Hungarian: 4
 Canadian: 4
 Pennsylvania German: 3

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 16%Peru
  • 14%Portugal
  • 11%Ecuador
  • 9%Brazil
  • 7%Dominican Republic
  • 4%Poland
  • 4%Colombia

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 19,132
  • Other state: 3,812
  • Northeast: 2,945
  • Midwest: 205
  • South: 471
  • West: 172

90% of Kearny residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

Kearny:

90.1%
State average:

89.6%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 475
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 490
  • 5th and 6th grade: 257
  • 7th and 8th grade: 392
  • 9th grade: 121
  • 10th grade: 177
  • 11th grade: 175
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 506
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,516
  • Less than 1 year of college: 590
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,972
  • Associate degree: 520
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,552
  • Master's degree: 636
  • Professional school degree: 136
  • Doctorate degree: 99

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 366
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 362
  • 5th and 6th grade: 229
  • 7th and 8th grade: 362
  • 9th grade: 110
  • 10th grade: 160
  • 11th grade: 287
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 373
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,327
  • Less than 1 year of college: 681
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,575
  • Associate degree: 926
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,349
  • Master's degree: 1,026
  • Professional school degree: 195
  • Doctorate degree: 95

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 8.2%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 2.7%Males
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 36.1%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.4%Males
  • 5.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 10.0%Males
  • 10.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.8%Males
  • 10.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 8.1%Females
Kearny marital status for males
Kearny marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,928
  • One, attached: 726
  • Two: 4,701
  • 3 or 4: 2,205
  • 5 to 9: 999
  • 10 to 19: 793
  • 20 to 49: 621
  • 50 or more: 213
  • Mobile homes: 6

Median worth of mobile homes: $28,149

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 3.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 6 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kearny:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kearny
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Electricity (4.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Solar energy (0.1%)
  • Utility gas (76.5%)
  • Electricity (11.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 142
Here:

3.2%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

2.9%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 488
Here:

19.1%
New Jersey:

25.9%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)